Cohesive Community on the Dance Floor

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

9 thoughts on “Cohesive Community on the Dance Floor

  • December 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm
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    HI Mikey,
    I usually just read and never say much but your post really touched me for a couple of reasons. In the beginning you wrote about not wanting to socialize in certain places because of fear of judgement. I felt so sad reading that. Then you went on to talk about the dance experiences and after – you were able to tie everything together. I really saw your heart here and it made me wish so much that people on earth would wake up- and realize we may be different in the outside but inside… We are so similar. We need love, kindness, acceptance and we need to stop judging eachother because really not one of us is perfect. 6 years ago my husband and I retired to his hometown in Japan and we left behind our children and grandchildren. While I was willing to make the move- it tore my heart out leaving the kids. Then one day I found your crochet videos– and it changed my life. You taught me how to crochet. I always feel like you are right there beside me teaching me personally. In the past six years I’ve spent countless hours sitting alone in our little Japanese house in the country crocheting things for my family. The crochet items contain my heart and many times my tears. I send the items and they have become treasured things to my family. It’s because of your unselfishness – all the hours you spend doing videos etc… That the rest of us can learn this beautiful art and ” share the love”. Thank you so much! You and Daniel are loved!

  • December 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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    Sometimes you are an extraordinarily wise, Mikey. What an excellent, thoughtful column!

  • December 16, 2016 at 6:59 pm
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    You guys make my day. Your entire team is something special. Merry Christmas to you all!

  • December 16, 2016 at 3:57 pm
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    Open honest and kind. What you project you get back. Mikey and Diva Dan thank you for being you and nothing but you.

  • December 16, 2016 at 12:23 pm
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    Lovely positive thinking that warms the heart to read. Community spirit is like the Christmas spirit; you share, you help, you give. Thanks for all that the Crochet Crowd has given me just by being there I have not felt like an outsider even though I do not post my works.I so enjoy reading the trials, learning curves, and the exhilaration when you achieve by persevering and being able to complete a project. From beginners to accomplished hookers thanks for sharing. For Mickey and Diva Dan and the rest of The Crochet crowd thanks for providing a place for all of us to grow and share.
    PS – I loved to line dancing and always helped any one that wanted to learn.

  • December 16, 2016 at 12:12 pm
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    Oh, Mikey, how wonderful for you!!! I’m so glad you are having such a great time on your get-away!! You’re right about this group. We all need each other to feel good about our projects, well I do. I don’t take the time to comment on every picture I “like, love, or wow” usually because someone has either already said what I wanted to say or I’m in a hurry wanting to see them all before my computer starts slowing down. But I will do better. I realized yesterday when I got over 500 “likes” and I don’t know how many “shares” just what a boost it was to help me finish my first hat. Which I am very proud of I might add, even if it was just a simple HDC pattern. Thank you for sharing your stories and Thanks to your whole Team for what each of you bring to this group. <3

  • December 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm
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    very well said Mikey and its so true love the read.

  • December 16, 2016 at 11:56 am
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    Just like I posted on your Facebook post: I just have to say: Lately i have been feeling of just giving up the whole social media aspect of things due to some issues I have been having, it is amazing how people tend to judge and not really even ask: hey are you OK? how can i help you? Do you just need someone to listen? Ya, i am not very keen with the whole networking thing and have had some troubles with some accounts due to some other people liking to make others life miserable! Funny thing is I am a very wonderful person and at the moment i am being stomped on for something that is out of my control! I have also been going through a stage of uncertainty because I lost my mom, she was my everything, my best friend, we did everything together…now I do not have her and it has devastated me something fierce! Questioning myself…am I going the right path, what am I doing, why cant she be here to pick me up when I fall…I could go on and on, but i do not want to write a book so to speak! So yes, I feel this post and it hits home in more ways than one! I for one appreciate you the crochet crowd! You are all so wonderful here and know how to make others feel just as welcomed as the next. Stay sweet! You always put a smile on my face! Hugs

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